In Focus: Kongolo should be Wagner’s number one target

According to France Football, Huddersfield Town are interested in taking Monaco’s Terence Kongolo on loan for the remainder of the season.

The 23-year-old joined the French champions from Feyenoord in the summer transfer window. However, he has only played five games for the Ligue 1 outfit since his move.

What’s the story?

Having made 138 appearances for Dutch side Feyenoord, over a period of six seasons, Terence Kongolo opted to seek pastures new as he joined Monaco in the summer of 2017. However, a move to the champions of Ligue 1 has failed to develop as anticipated and now a loan move is being considered to resurrect the Dutchman’s season.

Fellow Ligue 1 team, Bordeaux have allegedly made contact regarding Kongolo’s availability but it is thought Huddersfield are also monitoring the defender’s situation.

Would it be a good move?

The beauty of loan moves is that they’re typically low-risk, high-reward. Huddersfield have made the best start out of the newly-promoted teams in the league this season but they have conceded a staggering total of 32 goals in 20 games. Their need for defensive reinforcement is apparent, and Kongolo could provide a timely solution to David Wagner’s side.

During his time at Feyenoord, the Dutchman established his status as one of the Eredivisie’s talented defenders, and at the age of 23, the centre-half’s potential is substantial.

Kongolo – valued at £9m by transfermarkt.com – is highly regarded for his propensity to win aerial battles, in addition to his valuable capacity to retain possession. There’s no denying that Kongolo is endowed with great technical ability. Furthermore, he is recognised for his unwavering concentration. Without question, the acquisition of Terence Kongolo would be an excellent coup for Huddersfield.